This study compares current elderly support between rural and suburban elderly, drawn from a 1987 and 1989 cluster sample involving 6 Chinese villages purposely selected to reflect geographic variations and different standards of living.
The results of the study indicate that social support for the elderly through pension and subsidy is improving, particularly in suburban villages where there is greater level of economic development and there are increasingly more industrial enterprises.
The current pension or subsidy status is mainly a function of the presence of well-developed economy (as represented by our proxy variables RURALITY, and PRIORJOB).
In terms of family support, our study shows it serves largely as a substitute for social support.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Aide sociale, Support social, Politique sociale, Milieu rural, Zone suburbaine, Etude comparative, Aide financière, Chine, Système santé, Homme, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Social help, Social support, Social policy, Rural environment, Suburban zone, Comparative study, Financial assistance, China, Health system, Human, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0448720
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.